New Technologies and Human Rights: Challenges to Regulation

1st Edition

Norberto Nuno Gomes de Andrade, Lúcio Tomé Féteira, Mario Viola de Azevedo Cunha

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Published September 24, 2013
Reference - 352 Pages
ISBN 9781409442165 - CAT# Y240832

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Summary

Whilst advances in biotechnology and information technology have undoubtedly resulted in better quality of life for mankind, they can also bring about global problems. The legal response to the challenges caused by the rapid progress of technological change has been slow and the question of how international human rights should be protected and promoted with respect to science and technology remains unexplored. The contributors to this book explore the political discourse and power relations of technological growth and human rights issues between the Global South and the Global North and uncover the different perspectives of both regions. They investigate the conflict between technology and human rights and the perpetuation of inequality and subjection of the South to the North. With emerging economies such as Brazil playing a major role in trade, investment and financial law, the book examines how human rights are affected in Southern countries and identifies significant challenges to reform in the areas of international law and policy.

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